City University of Seattle’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership equips professionals with the skills necessary to address the leadership challenges of today. This flexible, affordable and applied leadership program is designed to fit your career needs.
In this program, you have the opportunity to specialize in one of three concentration areas:
Higher Educational Leadership
Popular specialized study options include:
Inspired Teacher Leadership
Strategic Innovation and Decision Making
Adult Education and Online learning
Executive Leadership: Superintendent and/or Program Administration
Executive Leadership: Administrator Special Programs
Educational Leadership: Principal and/or Program Administrator
Many students will have the option to transfer up to 12 graduate quarter credits from their accredited graduate degree programs. Some students with extensive experience in relevant content areas may also have the option to challenge up to 12 quarter credits in their concentration once they have demonstrated success as a doctoral student. Please talk with your advisor about these options.
Why Students Earn a Doctorate at CityU:
High student satisfaction: 92% of doctoral students surveyed are “satisfied” or “highly satisfied” with their overall student experience.
High retention rates: 87% of students stay in the program.
Regional accreditation: CityU’s doctoral program is recognized for its academic rigor, high quality curriculum, and extensive student support.
Time to completion: You can complete your coursework in as few as two and half years if you are motivated and have graduate credits to transfer in. Ask an advisor for more info.
Competitive pricing: This doctoral program has been praised for its reasonably priced tuition.
Job Titles of Alumni with an Ed.D.
Critically analyze information and assess the current state of an organization.
Design and conduct significant and unique research projects that contribute to the knowledge of the field.
Design data-driven organizational evaluations and interventions, founded in accepted research methodologies, to improve operational performance.
Develop effective strategies that guide organizations to change and adapt to future challenges.
Evaluate a complex organization and its ability to use global and diverse perspectives to serve a variety of stakeholders.
Utilize a project-oriented approach to lead organizations through innovative and visionary leadership.
Joel L. Domingo, Ed.D.
Dr. Joel Domingo oversees the Ed.D. in Leadership program at City University of Seattle. His work focuses on issues pertaining to leadership in nonprofit and higher education, building strong communities and schools, and exploring avenues for social transformation. Prior to CityU, Joel was a fellow at the University of Washington where he researched and helped coordinate collaboration between the medical community, schools, and families.
Joel has a long history with higher education, having been either an administrator or faculty member at several institutions including the University of Washington, Northwest University, Argosy University, Regent College, and Seattle Pacific University. In the nonprofit arena, Joel has served or been involved with numerous civic, community, government, and educational organizations.
He has also worked in the Washington State Governor’s Office, developing leadership capacities in communities across the state, and has coordinated humanitarian relief projects in the developing world. Joel holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, a Master's degree in Theology, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.
If you have any ideas, concerns, questions about the course or program, please contact Joel at any time.